Here are a few ideas to help you get started on uses for your fabric scraps.
- doll clothes & doll blankets
- pillows made from strips (include an extra 1/8 in. for seam)
- place mats made from strips (include an extra 1/8 in. for seam)
- book covers, cell phone covers
- small purses
- wrapping a gift
- fabric covered buttons
- small gift bags for all occasions
- patchwork quilts
- potholders made of strips
- dog outfits
- decorate bathroom & kitchen towels
- small coin purses with buttonhole closure
Here are some blogs and websites that offer intriguing ideas and tutorials for fabric scraps:
Dixie DIY used scraps to make her "using scraps one yard wonder cheeky panties" featured on her blog.
Polka Dot Pineapple is a blog is filled with fun craft items to make that a quick, easy and look good. Here is a link to her denim coaster tutorial.
Primitive Spirit has a post on using scraps in a fun way.
Wellie Boots and Muddy Paws is a blog about country living. You should visit it just for the beautiful photos. There is a great post on fabric hearts made from scraps.
Me Sew Crazy made a cloth "I Spy Fabric Matching Game" that is so adorable. I bet any mother would love this game just because it is machine washable. I wish I had one for my classroom!
Sew Weekly has a post titled "The “(using) UP (my scraps)” Skirt" with a nod to the movie Up.
About.com has an article and directions on sewing a Yo-yo Doll with fabric scraps.
Handmade Future has a list of interesting things to do with scraps - make scrunchies and fabric bracelets to baskets and more.
Crafting a Green World has a tutorial on making fabric flowers with scraps here.
Neck warmers for aching muscles and decorative trees that look spectacular are made from scraps at Fun in the Making: a green blog. Check the whole site out, it is really great!
SeeKateSew made a fabulous map of the United States with her scraps. Here is her tutorial. It is really fabulous. I think I may have to make this one (of North America of course, since I am in Canada).
See my second list here.